The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks
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Brooks went to some trouble to make it appear as if he put plenty of thought and research into this, and that helps make the tongue-in-cheek tone really stick. However, he could have done more both for humor's sake and those of us who take this so seriously our families try to medicate us. But what do they know? They'll be the first ones eaten, and I still won't take those pills He covers a remarkable amount of ground, but nothing really in any great detail.
It reads more like an encyclopedia of random "stuff", rather than an actual useful resource. It gives me things to consider, but little usable field information beyond the initial seed idea. Some quips and pop culture references are funny, but we'll see who's laughing when facing a scenario he avoided by saying, "Science cannot explain A Level III or higher outbreak requires tough choices I don't remember Brooks being ready to handle in regards to human group dynamics.
He acknowledges the difficulties of human psychology, but really doesn't delve into any one of countless areas to address. How best do you deal with children who just slow you down and endanger the group?
How do you contend with the fact that, in all likelihood given the stresses of the situation, members of the opposite sex will likely be snogging the daylights out of each other every semi-private moment? That leads to pregnant, and slower, more demanding, and more vulnerable party members. How does a party leader attempt to prevent or deal with the issue if it's too early to repopulate the world?
Tough question, and one Brooks doesn't address that I remember. Also the weaponry section is terribly lacking in specifics.
Brooks does do something right in stressing hiding and stealth throughout, but when you have to fight, he only discusses a few ideas for arming yourself. In former NATO-countries, even though the AR or M and variants may be lacking in reliability and zombie-clubbing prowess to the chunkier Kalashnikov and SKS variants, one hardly wants to find oneself carrying a 7.
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Choose a regional weapon based on the ammunition you are likely to find available issued to your local police, military, and paramilitary forces. A large, convenient table would have been a nice addition. A discussion of crossbow draw-strength versus range to give people an idea what they'd have to contend with, but worth it given the excellence of the weapon as a silent, reusable option, would also have been nice.
Keep the Morons Close at Hand: One of the most sure-fire ways of making sure you survive is keeping the less intelligent as close at hand as possible. Those are the ones you want with you. That way when the zombies come they are likely to stupid to realize its not Amway calling and run. A lot of folks run for the gun cabinet but the truly savvy go looking for the most blunt and effective way to destroy the brain. This one is simple.
When your running who has time to stop for bullets? Keeping a shotgun with buckshot on hand is important but only when your pinned in and need a quick getaway.
Remember a Cricket Bat, or Toilet Lid do not need loading! Nobody said you have to kill all the zombies and there is certainly no shame in sneaking around and surviving versus tearing around like a madman and ending up being an undead happy meal.
Know Your Way out! Nothing worse than a poorly planned escape. The hot chick who want to give you some sugar is not worth being eaten alive.
So when the going gets rough hot chick or not its time to flee. In the land of the zombies there is no making a stand and no point in ending up a brave zombie.
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Better to be a coward that is alive. So limbering up is a must. Stretch it out a little. Much as Shaun did in Shaun of the Dead its important to blend in. When is the last time you saw a zombie try to eat another zombie?
Not easily done but with the right odor and smearing of bodily fluids on your face and body it can happen. Find The Right Shelter: Shelter is key to survival but you should ask yourself why does the shelter needs to be a house or building.
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For me a motor home or large all terrain vehicle that seats a half-dozen would do nicely. Plus when zombies arrive in your neighbourhood there is no last-minute scramble to pack and leave. Just put it in drive and roll!The Ten Rules - A Lesbian Survival Guide
Well other than the debacle that was the remake of Day of the Dead which had SpiderMan zombies but lets just pretend that movie never happened. Much like the rule of having no attachments being ruthless is key.
When your bride turns into the undead, reach for the lid to the toilet and be ruthless. The weak and compassionate will not survive in the world of the undead.